10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
4
Inari
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
5
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Helsinki

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take a stroll through Katajanokka, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On your second day here, get a dose of the wild on Nuuksio National Park.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online day trip planner .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, things will get slightly colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Nature Tours

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planning tool .

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in January, with highs in Rovaniemi at -10°C and lows at -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Levi visit planning app .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Levi, with lows of -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Trails Tours
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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day
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeerfarm, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Inari route planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Inari are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
You've now added Inari-Saariselka to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum. On the next day, hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka road trip planning website .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Saariselka when traveling from Rovaniemi in January, with lows around -20°C. On the 7th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Inari-Saariselka
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Inari-Saariselka ©
Inari-Saariselka

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